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Hermine makes landfall as hurricane, then weakens to a tropical storm

APALACHICOLA, Fla. — Hermine slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast early Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the strongest storm to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surges that forced some evacuations as the system began its crawl up the Atlantic …

Weather

Rodney Harrison trying to backtrack after 'Kaepernick, he's not black' comment

We're about to see if former NFL star Rodney Harrison can backpedal as well as he did during his years as an All-Pro defensive back.<p>The former Charger and Patriot appeared on a radio show in Houston Tuesday morning and said the 49ers quarterback, who has generated more headlines than passing yards …

Race & Ethnicity

Hong Kong Reports First Case of Zika Virus as Disease Begins to Spread in Asia

A woman in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with the Zika virus this week, in the global financial hub’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease that …

Rio closing ceremony: So you won an Olympic medal. Now what?

The Rio Olympics officially ended on Sunday, with the closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium. For the 11,000 athletes who participated in the Rio Games, the closing ceremony marks the end of an intense two weeks of competition and the media attention that comes with it.<p>Now they return to their lives …

Rio 2016 Day 6: Fiji gets first gold, Phelps gets 22nd

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics' showcase sports at the Rio Games.<p>Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American to win gold in the …

Great Britain

KHL hockey game canceled after player tries to fight entire team

This serial knockout spree leveled the opposing team and postponed the match.<p>Meet Damir Raspiyev, a 21-year-old hockey player who single-handedly ended Barys Astana’s game against the Kunlun Red Star after he attempted to fight the entirety of the opposing team.<p>Raspiyev isn’t well known for his …

What is Cupping and Why Is it Leaving Some Olympians With Spots?

Why are some Olympic athletes sporting large purple spots?<p>The circles appearing on the arms, legs and backs of U.S. athletes like Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Alex Naddour result from a practice called cupping.<p>If you haven't heard of it, that's not because the practice is new — it's …